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Maine has complicated licensing requirements for its HVAC professionals.

For one, the state doesn’t issue a license to HVAC technicians and contractors for pure HVAC work.

But if you want to work in the construction industry, you must have licenses in related professions.

Check out the information below to learn more.

HVAC Programs in Maine

Obtaining HVAC educational training is important if you want to get ahead on the career ladder.

In fact, many employers prefer to hire an employee or apprentice knowledgeable about the HVAC fundamentals.

So if you want to start your career right, enroll in an accredited HVAC program.

Below, you’ll find a list of some approved HVAC schools in Maine.

5 HVAC Schools in Maine

School NameAddress
Ashworth College6625 The Corners Pkwy NW #500, Norcross, GA 30092
Eastern Maine Community College354 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401
hvacredu.net (Online Training)P.O. Box 77, Heron, MT 59844
Northern Maine Community College33 Edgemont Drive, Presque Isle, ME 04769
Southern Maine Community College2 Fort Road, South Portland, ME 04106

HVAC-related Licenses

Households in Maine mainly use fuel oil as their primary source for home heating.

As such, the state doesn’t have an HVAC license but an Oil Burner or Solid Fuel license that has relevance to the HVAC work.

Here are some of the relevant licenses you can obtain from the Maine Fuel Board:

  • Apprentice oil burner and/or solid fuel technician
  • Journeyman oil burner and/or solid fuel technician
  • Master oil burner and/or solid fuel technician
  • Oil limited energy auditor technician
  • Propane limited energy auditor technician
  • Propane and natural gas helper
  • Propane and natural gas technician

EPA Certification

Federal law requires all technicians working with refrigerants to get the EPA Section 608 Technician Certification.

There are 4 types of certification you can get, which you can learn more from our guide.

Local-level Licensing

Some localities in Maine may or may not require an additional license for you to start providing HVAC services.

So it’s recommended that you look up the local regulations of the place you’ll be working for any requirements.

Potential Salary

HVAC technicians have become in demand across the country, and Maine is no exception.

Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2021), the salary ranges from $37,000 to $62,000, with an average of $52,050 annually.

The table below shows the salaries in 10 of Maine’s largest cities.

Annual Salary Range:

Average Salary of HVAC Techs in Maine

City NameSalary
South Portland$46,681
* Salary information last updated 2024

Regional Salary

RegionEmployedAvg. Annual SalaryAvg. Hourly PayTop 10% Annual SalaryBottom 10% Annual Salary
Bangor, ME170$54,670$26.29$63,640$39,020
Lewiston-Auburn, ME160$57,250$27.53$72,510$44,000
Portland-South Portland, ME690$57,140$27.47$76,830$44,990
* Salary information based on the May 2022 Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Survey for Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers, OCC 49-9021, BLS.
* Employment conditions in your area may vary.

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